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Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile. Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
The Kauffman Amish Bakery Collection: A Gift of Grace, A Promise of Hope, A Place of Peace, A Life of Joy, A Season of Love - eBookAmy ClipstonZondervan / 2014 / ePub$16.99Availability: Out of StockCBD Stock No: WW66174EB
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.
Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?
Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She fondly recalls her growing-up years, and due to a keen interest in her mother's Plain family heritage, many of Beverly's books are set in Lancaster County.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Totally Unexpected EndingAugust 31, 2014Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5WOW! This book took hold on my emotions! It was interesting from the start, but about half way through, I just could not put it down! It was a roller coaster ride of cheering on the characters, experiencing their pains and joy, and the feeling of knowing the characters personally.
Every time I thought I had it figured out... The authors threw in a new twist. On a deeper level, this book is also about choices, consequences, forgiveness, truth, reality, and issues people deal with daily. You will find much food for thought as you read this book. It certainly makes you take a look inside you.
Something that spoke to me in this story, was Kelly's feeling of desertion by her friends and community after years of searching for her child. The people are tired of your problems attitude. After searching for her daughter for eight years, there were very few supporters out there. She gave up all she had, time, money, to keep looking. She withdrew from people. It reminded me of the importance of being supportive, sticking by people even when their trials seem to be hopeless, or not necessarily have an end in sight. We need to be careful not to judge, or tell people to "just get over it". It's not always that simple.
Although the outcome of the book is positive - thank goodness! The ending is not exactly what you expect. I highly recommend this book - You will be surprised!
I received this book from TBCN and Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive review.
Izzy5 Stars Out Of 5Child of MineAugust 25, 2014IzzyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beverly Lewis has been my favorite Amish fiction author since her first book, The Shunning, which got me "hooked". I kept putting off purchasing Child of Mine, which she co-authored with her husband, David Lewis. I continually would see it advertised in the catalogs I receive from CBD, read the description, but not add it to my list of "want to reads". Certainly, to a degree, it is a bit different than most of Lewis' novels. However, it has quickly become one of my favorites!
I have only read through approximately two-thirds of the book at this point, but am thoroughly enjoying the read. Usually, I am able by this point in a book, to kind of guess what the outcome will be. However, not this time! I find that I am trying to read a chapter or two every day because as the book goes along, it becomes more intriguing. I am looking forward to the ending. (Sometimes I almost want to cheat and read the last chapter!)
This is the first book I have read that was written by both authors. I may just consider reviewing the books that David Lewis wrote.
Aud5 Stars Out Of 5Child of mineAugust 23, 2014AudQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I Loved the Book.....it had a bit of everything in it....love story.....mystery ...... one surprise after another.....and with a Christian focus. I am passing it around to all my friends.
ShirlcurWestland, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Child of MineAugust 21, 2014ShirlcurWestland, MichiganAge: Over 65Gender: femaleA very good collaberation with the husband and wife team of the Lewis's. I love Beverly's books . I think I have read all of them. This one is a mystery of sorts and was different from most of Beverly's books. I always look forward to any thing either of them write. Can't wait till the next one come out. Highly recommend any of their books.
Mrs. White3 Stars Out Of 5Not What I ExpectedAugust 19, 2014Mrs. WhiteQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3The beautiful cover misled me to think the book was about the Amish. It is, in fact, about a modern family who happens to have a shunned Amish woman working for them. The story is about an English (non-Amish) woman, Kelly, who is searching for her daughter.
We meet two families as we go along. We get to know Kelly (the main character) and follow her difficult life. We also get to know Jack and his family. Jack is the one who has an Amish woman working for him.
The book is full of modern sayings, which I consider "slang" talk of the young. It is not a pleasant escape from our current world, as many Amish - based books tend to be.
However, it is very well written, and will hold your attention to the very end.